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Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7
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Managing Application Compatibility In Windows 7

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This session will cover the various application compatibility challenges in Windows 7 and how can we address them. Also, it would give an overview of solutions like Application Compatibility Toolkit …

This session will cover the various application compatibility challenges in Windows 7 and how can we address them. Also, it would give an overview of solutions like Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 – Microsoft, AOK– Changebase and Virtual XP mode which help in mitigating the app compatibility issues.

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  • 2. Managing Application Compatibility in Windows 7<br />vijayraj.info<br />
  • 3. About Me<br />Work at Texas Instruments<br />STEP Member for Windows 7<br />Xpertised in Application Setups & Deployment (MVP)<br />Xtremely passionate about Technology Evangelism <br />Xcited about Cricket and Music<br />Fan of Mark Russinovich, Sachin and Rahman!<br />
  • 4. Questions !!<br />
  • 5. Biggest Concern of Application Compatibility*<br />
  • 6. Session Outline<br />Topics Covered<br />Points to look at when you are moving to Windows 7 from XP and Vista.<br />Quick Demos of these issues and mitigations<br />Topics Not Covered<br />Detail coverage of shims and its implementation<br />Virtualization solutions in detail<br />
  • 7. Windows 7 Builds on Vista<br />Few Changes: Most software that runs on Windows Vista will run on Windows 7 - exceptions will be low level code (AV, Firewall, Imaging, etc). <br />Hardware that runs Windows Vista well will run Windows 7 well.<br />Few Changes: Focus on quality and <br />reliability improvements<br />Deep Changes: New models for security, drivers, deployment, and networking<br />
  • 8. Top Focus Areas coming from Windows XP<br />Operating System Version Changes<br />Standard User / User Account Control (UAC)<br />Windows Resource Protection (WRP)<br />Internet Explorer® Protected Mode <br />Impacts of 64-bit Operating Systems (no 16 bit)<br />Windows Filtering Platform <br />Deprecations/GINA/Session 0 (High Impact/Low Frequency)<br />
  • 9. Top Focus Areas coming from Vista<br />Operating System Version Changes<br />Internet Explorer 8 (Compatibility View, LCIE)<br />Removal of Windows Gallery applications (Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger, Address Book, Photo Gallery) <br />National Language Support (NLS) Sorting Changes<br />File Libraries (they are not folders)<br />
  • 10. Demo<br />UAC, Version Number, WRP and Session 0 Issues<br />
  • 11. Tools for Enterprise<br />
  • 12. Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5<br />
  • 13. What is ACT?<br />Collection of tools to:<br /><ul><li>Inventory for software, hardware, and device assets
  • 14. Compatibility evaluation for all of the above
  • 15. Get Vendor Support Statements, Logo data from Compatibility Exchange
  • 16. Recommendations for fixing applications and Websites (Internet Explorer 8)
  • 17. Tools to apply compatibility fixes or “shims” to applications</li></li></ul><li>ACT Process<br />
  • 18. Update<br />Windows 7<br />Inventory<br />High Level Architecture<br />4<br />Desktop Topology<br />Compatibility Exchange<br />2<br />Finance<br />HR<br />Europe<br />North America<br />Log Processing Service and DB<br />Internet<br />Data Collection Package/Compatibility Evaluators<br />3<br />Application Compatibility Manager<br />1<br />Windows Vista<br />Greg<br />Ichiro<br />
  • 19. Demo<br />ACT Walkthrough<br />
  • 20. Changebase AOK<br />
  • 21. What is AOK?<br />A product from Changebase (a gold certified partner of Microsoft)<br /> AOK application has a light-weight, multi-threaded Microsoft .Net and SQL-based architecture, providing a fast, reliable and scalable platform<br /><ul><li>Application incompatibility identified, fixed and monitored Automatically
  • 22. Different Colour codes to show the AppCompat process.
  • 23. Customized Reporting – XML and PDF
  • 24. Unique utilities for Automated QA and Drag and Drop import of legacy apps and non-MSI apps</li></li></ul><li>High level architecture<br />Applications<br />Environment<br />Middleware<br />O/S<br />Platform compatibility<br />MSI’s<br />Non-MSI’s<br />Remediated<br />MSI’s<br />MSI<br />repository<br />Loads the application <br />automatically<br />Concise RAG<br />Reports<br />
  • 25. Demo<br />AOK Walkthrough<br />
  • 26. Virtualization solutionsfor AppCompat<br />
  • 27. Virtualization Solutions for AppCompat<br />
  • 28. Remote Application Hosting<br />Data Center<br />Reduces client-side regression testing, patching, OS to OS conflicts<br />Applications can be closer to centralized data, speeding operations<br />Rapid application deployments and easier patching<br />Desktops<br />
  • 29. Desktop Virtualization<br />Centrally manage Virtual PCs<br />Simplify Virtual PC image delivery and update<br />Seamless presentation of windows in a Virtual PC<br />
  • 30. Virtualize Applications<br />Isolates applications from each other<br />Minimizes app-to-app conflicts and compatibility testing<br />Enhances application provisioning<br />Provide real-time usage reports<br />
  • 31. Demo<br />Windows XP Mode<br />
  • 32. Summing up..<br />AppCompat is a critical Process<br />Microsoft takes this very seriously<br />Lots of free tools available online to help with developers and ITPros<br />With all the work and leveraging Windows 7, You will know that,<br /> “ THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE ..!!”<br />
  • 33. References<br />Chris Jackson - http://blogs.msdn.com/cjacks/<br />AppCompat VRT - www.microsoft.com/springboard <br />Microsoft TechNet - technet.com/appcompat<br />My Technical Blog - http://www.msigeek.com<br />Follow me on Twitter at “msigeek”<br />Contact AOK ChangeBase team at - dawn.clifton@changebase.com<br />

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